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NDP Nominates Amandeep Nijjar To Take On Embattled Wai Young In South Vancouver

Amandeep Nijjar

“I am so happy to have Amandeep Nijjar on the NDP team,” said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. “She will be a great representative for Vancouver South and her experience as a community activist and her deep commitment to revitalizing the local business community will make her an excellent Member of Parliament.” NDP’s rise in popularity nationally and Nijjar’s nomination could boost the chances of the riding going NDP on October 19 and it could also spell trouble for Liberal challenger Harjit Sajjan.

VANCOUVER – With NDP’s prospects rising nationally, they are hoping to take seats like the one in South Vancouver from embattled Conservative MP Wai Young, who got herself into hot water recerntly with her comments about how Jesus would love the party’s Draconian Bill C-51.

So Tom Mulcair’s party this week nominated community activist Amandeep Nijjar in the riding to take on the incumbent Young and Liberal challenger Harjit Sajjan.

NDP’s rise in popularity nationally and Nijjar’s nomination could boost the chances of the riding going NDP on October 19 and it could also spell trouble for army-man Sajjan.

Nijjar, who is a staff person in the finance department of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union Local 378, was welcomed by party leader Mulcair.

“I am so happy to have Amandeep Nijjar on the NDP team,” Mulcair said. “She will be a great representative for Vancouver South and her experience as a community activist and her deep commitment to revitalizing the local business community will make her an excellent Member of Parliament.”

After winning the nomination Nijjar said: “I am proud to be part of Tom Mulcair’s team, and I am looking forward to being part of the change that Canadians are looking for.”

Nijjar pledged to work towards boosting the local economy by cutting the small business tax rate from 11 to 9 percent.

“I have seen the impact of Conservative neglect on our community, and I want to be part of building positive solutions,” she said.

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